There are numerous types of wire rope terminations available and they include ferrule secured thimble and soft eyes, wire rope swage sockets, spelter sockets, snub nose sockets, wedge type sockets and stoppers.
The choice of the correct wire rope termination is second in importance only to the selection of the most suitable wire rope for a particular application. The attachment of terminations to ropes should be carried out with the necessary skill and equipment to ensure that the load can be effectively transferred from the rope to the termination.
Some terminations such as spelter sockets, snub nosed sockets, wedge type sockets and wire rope grips can be fitted “in the field” if required. When ropes are being replaced the terminations should be checked to ensure they are in good mechanical order before re-use. Nobles recommend that tensile proof load testing is carried out on wire rope terminations before they are put into service.
A Noble & Son Ltd | Lifting Solutions
Established in 1911 Nobles has been a premier supplier of quality wire rope and lifting and rigging equipment to Australian industry for nearly 100 years.
Products and Services Include:
Wire rope and terminations, all types of lifting slings, lifting and rigging accessories, alloy lifting chain and components, sheave and snatch blocks, hoisting and winching equipment, specialised engineered lifting devices, height safety equipment, electronic load cells and load indicators, on-site testing and inspection services.
Nobles have 15 branches Australia wide and operate under the latest quality system in accordance with AS NZS ISO 9001. Nobles also maintain NATA accredited testing laboratories in 9 of its 15 branches.